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191FREE0: Free Neighbor Days

We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

Eastern State Penitentiary was the world’s first penitentiary—a prison designed to inspire penitence—and now operates as a museum and historic site. Neighbors are invited to come explore this unique building and learn about its history and legacy of criminal justice reform. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour that leads visitors through the historic cellblocks, through exhibits about mass incarceration, and to other points of interest like Al Capone’s Cell.

2023 Dates:

January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11 *
July 9 *
August 13 *
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

Free admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight is available on these dates.

Please contact us at (215) 236-3300 or [email protected] with questions.

Each household may receive up to six complimentary tickets on each Neighbor Day, including admission for two guests not residing in the 19130 or 19121 zip codes. Children 7 and under are always admitted without charge. No reservations required. This offer is not valid for Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Neighbors must provide verification of address and provide a name, address, phone number (optional), and email address (optional). We will only send notices via U.S. mail to neighbors who opt in. Neighbors who provide an email address will receive our monthly eNewsletter and may opt out of email communications at any time.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner